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to take us to actually accelerate past that? >> i think we have to get past some of the uncertainty. i'm tired of talking about the fiscal cliff. i think some of that uncertainty has held back hiring and we have to get past that. because if you're a business an you don't know what the rules of the game are, most businesses will tell you i don't even care what the level of regulation is or what the tax rate is i just need to know what the playing field is. it's that uncertainty that's holding things back. we have to take that probably into early next year before you lift that uncertainty. >> thanks so much. now to the president and the congress and the fiscal cliff. the combination of automatic tax hikes and deep federal spending cuts due to kick in january 1st. that's 24 days away. just over three weeks from now but so far negotiations to find a way around it well they've gone nowhere. we'll talk about that with a former chief of staff to president bill clinton and adviser to president obama and a founder and chairman of the center for american progress which is a w
or promotion, but as cbs 5's reporter len ramirez shows us, police officers aren't too happy about it. >> for 200,000 households in san jose it came in the mail. >> we have to think creatively and cost effectively. >> they are talking about an insert her office enclosed ared in garbage and water bills for san jose residents that solicits complaints act san jose police officers and provides contact information for her office to follow up. >> we are required to get information out about our office and let people know that if they do have a complaint or concern about san jose police officers, we are the people to call. >> when we mess up and we d we're human. we expect to be held accountable. we don't have a problem with the system in place. >> but, the police union does have a problem with the method and time. with murders matching a 20 year high and police response times getting longer, union officers say the city should be mailing out crime watch information and witness hotlines. >> the message they should be sending is your police department is depleting scene getting worse. our resp
can visit who in the hospital? which marriage counts? >> so what happens between now and when the u.s. supreme court makes that decision next june? we talked to legal experts to get their take. >> reporter: the final say in the culture war on same sex marriage is coming. and the justice's decision to hear the case is historic. >> this is equivalent to the supreme court taking on one of the most divisive sort of exciting constitutional questions of this generation and deciding that they have to issue an opinion on this. >> and constitutional law experts believe they will decide on one of three possibilities. >> reporter: first, the justices could say denying marriage to any couple is unconstitutional, just like the former ban on interracial marriage. that decision could overturn any state's same sex marriage ban. a second choice is a technicality. the justs can rule supporters of prop 8 are not legally entitled to defend the law. third, they can follow the precedent set on a landmark gay rights case. >> the 9th circuit tried to narrow its ruling by equating it to roamer versus evans. >
also agree the proposal is a bad idea. considering b.a .r.t . parking lots used to be free. >> o mg. i have to get an extra job now. >> they report a quarter of their passengers park at its 33 parking lots. some riders say even with the increase it would still be a great deal. >> can't even get a cup of coffee for a dollar, so it is very reasonable. >> the reality is i need to get into downtown so i will pay it. >> reporter: folks have until the 18th to take an online survey. you can find that survey at cbssf.com then click on the news link. i'm da lin cbs 5. >> well, in spite of what hurricane. >>> well, in spite of what hurricane sandy did to the east coast, the unemployment rate is at its lowest level in four years. the economy added $150,000 last month. that dropped the unemployment rate down to 7.7%. those numbers do come with a grain of salt. more people stopped looking for work, therefore were not counted as unemployed. >>> stocks closing mostly high on wall street after the better than expected job report. the dow was up. the s&p 500 edged up no. however the nasdaq drop 11 poin
on cbs 5, tonight is dana's final broadcast. the whole team is here. and i can say for all of us, it's been a privilege to share the anchor desk with you. it's been a privilege. but first, one last time, dana king with tonight's top stories. >> thank you very much, kenny. it looks like the gay marriage fight will come down to one man, one supreme court justice who is likely the swing vote on whether gays and lesbians can, once and for all, get legally married. >> this is a decision that's going to affect america. >> the supreme court will actually decide on two issues, doma, the federal law that prohibits recognition of same- sex marriages, and colorado's prop 8. the berkeley couple at the heart of the case is ecstatic. >> he texted me, omg, five exclamation points, granted. so then she called me. and we just started crying. >> they've got to solve this at a national level, because there's just too much administrative confusion right now. who gets health benefits, who can visit who in the hospital, all of these, you know, which marriage counts? >> a lot of focus is on anthony kenned
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eighth grader and her principal. the principal has only a few months to live. sharon chin shows us how that student is trying to help, one step at a time. >> reporter: chris's wife and son helped him battle a rare liver disease. but the principal of san carlos learning center is now feeling the love of his community, thanks to this eighth grader. >> if there was any way i could help, that would be a really good idea. >> reporter: 13-year-old emma, who has never organized a big event ever, is spearheading a walk-a-thon for her beloved principal. >> it's kind of inspiring. >> reporter: mahoney says he's joined 750 patients on california's liver transplant list. the average weight is two years. he's waited eight years and doctors say he could die in six months without a transplant. >> so in some respects it's feeling a little more desperate. >> reporter: emma and school volunteers hope to raise $60,000 for mahoney. he's trying to get on a shorter transplant list that his insurance doesn't cover. the fund-raiser takes place tomorrow in san carlos. >> i learned a lot how one person can make
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